What exactly does “thankful” mean?
: glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, etc.
: of, relating to, or expressing thanks
Today is set aside as a day for being thankful. It is celebrated by eating good food with family and friends.
This is my second grain free Thanksgiving Day and I’m not eating anything weird. It was really important that I had the feeling of normal food because I don’t want to feel deprived.
Let me show you what I’ve been cooking…
Turkey with gravy forthcoming.
Homemade cranberry sauce that was super easy to cook.
It is also very delicious. I couldn’t resist taking a couple bites.
I baked some acorn squash as the first ingredient for my grain free, breadless stuffing. I’m not so sure how this is going to turn out because I’ve never tried it, but I will soon find out!
I scooped out the seeds and pulp from the acorn squash.
Then I spread the seeds out to dry. I’m going to bake them so that they will get crunchy and become nutty tasting.
I also cooked a big pot of turnips. Yum. Country style turnips are delicious.
The meal wouldn’t be complete without sweet potatoes.
So I popped the sweet potatoes in the oven to bake.
I will make the creamed red potatoes right before it is time to eat the meal. That way they will be hot, hot, hot and fresh. I could seriously make a meal out of just potatoes.
Since I don’t drink alcoholic beverages and usually only drink water, I thought sparkling apple and sparkling pear juice would be a nice touch to the meal.
Looks yummy, doesn’t it?
So what am I thankful for on this day? I will name a few things…
I live in a free country.
My daughter is healthy.
My family will eat together on Thanksgiving.
I had food to cook and eat for the special meal.
My home is warm, clean and comfortable.
I conquered PTSD and got my brain back.
I have a car that is clean, full of gas and runs well.
I know how to read and write.
Many people all over the world give me encouragement.
I still have hope that I can make it through the hard times of my life.
There’s my list today.
I’m very thankful for many, many things. I hope you will reflect on your life and that you also feel thankful.